Exploring maps with Miles to Go (Picture Book Preschool)

Miles To Go by Jamie Harper is a cute picture book about a little boy pretending to drive his toy car to school, but the best part, according to my little one, was the end pages which showed Miles’ path to and from school.  She liked to trace the path and talk about the sights illustrated along the way.  We decided to make our own map, so we took photographs of our three block walk to the grocery store for our map.  It was a fun way to introduce simple maps to my three-year-old.

Here are a few more map activities you might want to try along with Miles to Go with your preschooler:

Check out these blog reviews of Miles to Go:
You may also be interested in my previous Picture Book Preschool post.
Disclosure: Miles to Go reviewed from library copy.  Amazon links are affiliate links.

Author: Mindy R

I'm a librarian, writer, book reviewer, etc.

2 thoughts on “Exploring maps with Miles to Go (Picture Book Preschool)”

  1. thank you for all of these great reviews…i’m definitely going to place a hold on this book for J. I posted a few months ago about my quest for good picture books with multi-dimensional woman/girl and/or dad characters. And I’m curious what your favorites are in that realm. My faves on the woman/girl front so far are Sally and The Limpet and the Mrs. Armitage and Katie Morag books… So far its been pretty hard to find books w/ Dads who are engaged sometime other than weekends or evenings or who aren’t just big oafs.

    1. I have a short list of picture books that show fathers here: http://mindysbooklists.pbworks.com/w/page/20966235/Fathers. Maybe one or more of them would work for you? My husband is the stay-at-home-parent in our family, and I know he likes Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo. It has animal characters rather than people, but it shows a nice relationship. I also really liked A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea about a father and daughter at Christmas time. Very touching.

      For girls & women, try the lists created by the Amelia Bloomer Project. Here is last year’s: http://libr.org/ftf/AmeliaBloomer2011.htm. I also like a lot of the picture books on this list from the New York Public Library: http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended_womens_history.cfm#8

      Hope this helps! :)

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